Tag Archives: public health

Does an online vitamin D intervention program offer an effective method of raising awareness among young adults?

A recent RCT evaluated the efficacy of a web-based vitamin D intervention program targeting young Canadian adults.

Research finds high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among pharmacy students

New research found that over 70% of Lebanese pharmacy students had low vitamin D levels and that pharmacist counseling was an effective intervention.

Free vitamin program in the United Kingdom is not providing enough vitamin D

Dr. John Cannell discusses a free vitamin program for pregnant women, infants, and children that fails to give adequate amounts of vitamin D.

New mobile campaign hopes to provide journey to healthy vitamin D levels in India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences and HEAL Foundation in association with Glenmark has launched the Bon-D-Light Express from Delhi.

What implications do migration and acculturation have on vitamin D status?

Adapting to new cultural environments can have direct effects on an individual’s health. Jeff Nicklas discusses how cultural adaptation can impact vitamin D status based on results from a new study.

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Large budget set aside by major healthcare provider for vitamin D research

Virtual PICU Systems recently allocated a one million dollar budget to establish a new research center with their first goal being to better understand vitamin D in health.

Are free vitamin D supplementation programs effective?

Addressing vitamin D in the public health sector often includes important questions regarding educating the public and implementing programs.

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New study shows large increase in use of vitamin D supplements among healthcare professionals

According to new research, vitamin D supplement use has increased among healthcare professionals, and is mirrored with the increase in vitamin D research.

Vitamin D testing has increased dramatically in New South Wales, Australia in recent years, new study says

A new study has found that vitamin D testing in New South Wales has increased 8-fold between 2001 and 2010, but vitamin D levels are still low.

New guidelines published to address vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a draft of new guidelines which aim to help educate health professionals on the importance of vitamin D.